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“Beautiful beach, but be prepared for crowds during peak season”
Review of Grand Strand

Grand Strand
Ranked #37 of 124 things to do in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the most popular vacation spots in the U.S., the Grand Strand is a section of coastline known for its numerous golf courses, entertainment, amusement parks and resorts. The climate is ideal for sunning, swimming, water sports and any number of daytime activities, while world-famous stars draw nighttime crowds to clubs and theaters.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have loved the Grand Strand since my childhood when we came here on our family vacation. I have returned many times through the years, and I recently brought my niece and nephew here for a visit. Yes, Myrtle Beach has more commercialism than some beaches you may visit, but walking on the beach, looking for shells, body surfing, and building sandcastles are all wonderful activities that families can enjoy together and don't cost a penny extra once you're here. Bring along a kite or a frisbee for more cheap beach fun. I also enjoy renting an umbrella from the beach service, which costs $35 per day now, but it allows me to enjoy the beach experience for longer without getting sunburned. There's something so relaxing about watching the waves roll in and listening to the sound of the surf. Certain areas of the strand are more crowded than others in peak season, so it is worth it to keep that in mind when selecting which hotel you'll stay at or which public beach access you use.

My favorite thing about Myrtle Beach is that there are still "mom and pop" run hotels and restaurants if you look for them. But for those who enjoy high rise resorts and "touristy" attractions, Myrtle Beach has plenty of them. There are arcades, water parks, music shows, shopping centers, gift shops, and putt putt courses galore to suit almost every taste. And Broadway at the Beach has a little bit of everything in one central location. For someone looking for something a bit more artsy and historical, I recommend Brookgreen Gardens.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

we loved the strand ... how can you not?! So many options, had a great time. just stay away from ny pizza. wife loved the gay dolphin....

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

AMERICA....What a great country. And the Grand Strand does its share of providing the American Dream. The Strand is affordable and relaxing.
You can pick & choose if you want a bunch of people or just a moderate number of fellow vacationers.
Things to do are almost unlimited...pick your poison. And the Good Lord provides the great Atlantic Ocean and the wonderful beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at no charge.
Never be in the position to regret not seeing this wonderful piece of our country.

2  Thank JULIAN M
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Strand has always been a vacation hotspot ever since it was developed to accommodate the tens of thousands of tourists SC gets every year. Whenever you aren't at the beach, the Grand Strand is the place to go. There are a lot of small beach-y type shops and some unique ones such as the Gay Dolphin which is a huge novelty shop. Across from it are the Ripley's attractions and there a variety of eaterys along Ocean Blvd.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This area is extremely busy and loud in the summer months. There are a lot of teenagers roaming around, but the police are plenty there as well. I never felt insecure. Iggy's ice cream on the boardwalk has the best ice cream. There were 144 soft serve flavored, but the cappuccino crunch is by far the best ice cream I've ever had in my life. There is a little Boardwalk restaurant that advertises their pretzels with pizza sauce and cheese inside; these were terrible and my husband said the hamburger was the worst he ever tasted. Don't eat there. It is right next to the arcade.

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